Housing & Homelessness
At Wesley, we know those in our community that are homeless and those at risk of losing their homes. We understand that meeting people’s urgent needs and basic life necessities are critical first steps in helping to rebuild lives. At Wesley, we invest in building relationships with those that are experiencing severe life circumstances. We connect with them, help them to identify their immediate needs, work to move them from alleys to apartments and help them find safe and supportive housing. But it doesn’t end there.
At Wesley, we know that by investing in people over the long term and working to help individuals and families maintain their housing we can also support their health and well-being, as well as connect them with employment and education opportunities.
The Harold E. Ballard Special Care Unit provides programming, residential and outpatient services to homeless men and women living with addictions and with serious health problems.
To ensure that adult male long-term emergency shelter users have the necessary transitional and ongoing support and services required to enable them to find access and maintain appropriate longer-term housing.
This program is for individuals who no longer require acute care in hospital, but require a secured facility. In addition, this program is for temporary affordable accommodation and enhanced care in order to transition from hospital.
Wesley Centre is Hamilton’s ONLY 7 day a week day program supporting marginally housed, homeless, street-involved, disconnected and at-risk men and women in the Hamilton community.
Wesley offers four programs in the Halton Region for families, youth, men, women and seniors, responding to poverty, homelessness, and isolation.
Each Sunday between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm, groups of 10 to 15 individuals prepare and serve Sunday Dinner at Wesley Day Centre for approximately 250 men and women in our Day Centre program.
Wesley’s Christmas & Holiday Store is Hamilton’s Christmas assistance program that gives food and new gifts to children, youth and adults living in poverty.